Dramatic moment firefighters rescue Chinese girl, 5, after she got her head stuck between window bars on the OUTSIDE of an apartment block on the 24th floor
- Little girl climbed outside to take a ‘look around’ – 70metres up
- Left at home alone; a neighbour called for help after hearing her cries
- Resident helped support her until firefighters broke into flat to rescue her
By Helen Collis Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 23 July 2013
The five-year-old had climbed out of the living room window apparently because she wanted to take a ‘look around’.
Footage shown by China’s state broadcaster shows she had apparently managed to squeeze her body through the security bars on the outside of the window, but her head did not fit through.
In fact, her head being stuck may have prevented her from falling the 24 floors to the ground.
According to local media reports, the alarm was raised on Saturday by a neighbour who heard the little girl crying.
Firefighters and police broke into the flat, while a local resident, suspended by a rope tied around his waist, climbed out of an adjacent window to help the child.
The little girl apparently climbed out of the living room window to take a ‘look around’
He put his arm around the child as she teetered on the edge of the railings, and wrapped a blanket behind her, to take some weight off her feet.
Her shoes were barely on anymore after standing for some time on the narrow rail, her head stuck and bent forward through the bars.
Emergency services eventually got access to the terrified little girl from a window close to where she was stuck. They used bolt cutters to free her before carefully pulling her back to safety.
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